My son told me about a recent conversation he had with his friend's father. He asked him what he considered the best investments right now. His friend's father said, "Guns and food". Christopher thought he was just kidding but... no... he meant it... guns and food. He even told him he recommended stocking food before gold (as gold is a great hedge against inflation but not practical in emergency situations).
Now, I'd just laugh this off except for what this friend's father does for a living. He's a rather well-to-do financial investment analyst! That's what he does for a living, investing other people's money. He honestly believes we are going to see far worse than we have already (forget that temporary bubble in the stock market).
It reminded me of a question Glen Beck asked two famous financial counselors (or were they economists?) on his show back when it was still on CNN. He asked the same question, "Where should people invest their money?". One of the experts looked seriously at him and said... "canned goods". The other expert agreed, adding other necessities to the list.
Kinda' makes you wonder what these experts know that we don't. As I always say, a pantry is insurance you can eat and they see it as an investment you can eat.
Anyhoo... life goes on... you can tell from the picture above that I'm still freezing zucchini, this time sliced and put in quart size ZipLoc bags, then placing four or five of those bags in a gallon size ZipLoc bag before putting in the deep freeze (labeled and dated, of course).
Stephanie told me just to slice and freeze them as is... using them in soups and other recipes. I'm going to shred most of them that we don't eat right now, though... for quick breads.
We only planted two plants of zucchini and that's giving our small family more than enough. If you're wondering why I have my coffee container there...
this is a rather unappetizing view. I recycle two of these as my under-the-sink containers for everything going out to the compost pile. They have worked very well and I love being able to reuse any plastic items over and over.